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september 1 - 4, 2015 - Asia
PROGRAM
SEPTEMBER 1 - 4, 2015
Table of Contents
WELCOME MESSAGES
1
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
2
ABOUT THE EVENT
3
SATELLITE EVENTS
4
GENERAL INFORMATION
5
VENUE MAP
7
OFFICIAL HOTEL INFORMATION
8
VICINITY MAP
9
INFORMATION ABOUT HONG KONG
10
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
11
DAILY PROGRAM
12
PLENARY SPEAKERS AND MODERATORS
18
TRACK SPEAKERS AND MODERATORS
25
ABOUT HABITAT
29
Welcome messages
Welcome to the fifth Asia-Pacific Housing Forum.
Dear delegates,
Since the inaugural event in 2007, the housing forum has
brought together more than 2,000 people from 52 countries.
Under the theme of ‘Building Impact’, the 2015 event will play
a key role in preparing for two major global events:
It is our honor to welcome you to the fifth Asia-Pacific
Housing Forum. This year’s event sees the main housing
forum being held in Hong Kong with satellite events taking
place in Manila and New Delhi.
• The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals this
month by United Nations member states. The SDGs are a
new, universal set of goals, targets and indicators that the UN
member states will be expected to use to frame their agendas
and political policies over the next 15 years. The new goals
follow, and expand on, the millennium development goals,
which are due to expire at the end of this year.
The locations of the housing forum provide a backdrop
to the complexity and diversity of Habitat for Humanity’s
work. Economic prosperity in Hong Kong offers potential for
funding Habitat’s work which is much needed in populous
and disaster-prone countries like India and the Philippines.
• The adoption of the New Urban Agenda, which will be the
agreement developed at the 2016 United Nations Conference
on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, also
known as Habitat III. Habitat for Humanity has been elected
to represent civil society in various meetings leading up
to the Habitat III meeting to be held in Quito, Ecuador, in
October 2016.
Demand for housing remains particularly high in the AsiaPacific region, and with rapid urbanization, Asia will need
to absorb 120,000 new residents every day into its cities.
This translates into at least 20,000 housing units per day.
As housing leaders worldwide, we want to lift our voices to
ensure that adequate and affordable shelter remains a priority
in the global discussions about sustainable development of
urban areas.
This housing forum will enable all participants to gather ideas
and best practices about affordable and sustainable housing.
What we have gleaned will be shared with development and
policy experts at global events, with the goal of helping lowincome families live in affordable, decent homes in thriving
communities.
Thank you for joining us at the main housing forum in Hong
Kong or at the satellite events in Manila and New Delhi.
Together, let us move closer toward a world where everyone
has a decent place to live.
Specific tracks at the housing forum will focus on:
• ‘Building leadership’ – profiling organizations and individuals
at the forefront of the fight against substandard housing;
• ‘Impacting communities’ – examining the key elements of
sustainable housing solutions;
• ‘Building markets’ – exploring the markets that low-income
families use to meet their shelter needs and
• ‘Impacting society’ – bringing advocates and volunteers
together to present insights on changing housing policy and
sharing ideas to raise awareness of housing as a way out of
poverty.
We are excited to gather under one roof leaders and experts
engaged in seeking solutions to low-income housing issues
that make economic and business sense. With the innovative
ideas and insightful solutions shared at previous housing
forums, we are confident that this year’s event will be just as
productive.
Thank you for your support and contribution.
Yours sincerely,
Best regards,
Jonathan T. M. Reckford
CEO, Habitat for Humanity International
Rick Hathaway
Vice-President, Asia-Pacific
Habitat for Humanity International
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Acknowledgements
Sponsors
Content Partners
Media Partners
Forum Partners
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The main event in Hong Kong will feature four different tracks: ‘Building leadership’ – profiling
organizations and individuals at the forefront of the fight against substandard housing; ‘Impacting
communities’ – examining the key elements of sustainable housing solutions; ‘Building markets’ –
exploring markets that low-income families use to meet their shelter needs, and ‘Impacting society’
– bringing advocates and volunteers together to present insights on changing housing policy and
sharing ideas to raise awareness of housing as a way out of poverty.
The Asia-Pacific Housing Forum is timely, coming a year ahead of Habitat III, the bi-decennial United
Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, which will take place in
Quito, Ecuador, in October 2016. In September 2014, Habitat for Humanity signed a Memorandum
of Understanding with UN-Habitat to promote housing solutions worldwide through advocacy,
engagement and awareness. Habitat for Humanity has been elected to represent civil society in various
meetings leading up to Habitat III, and will be among the development and policy experts from around
the world in attendance at Habitat III in 2016.
The event follows four tracks, allowing participants to choose sessions they are most interested in.
TRACK 1: Building leadership
This track will profile individuals or organizations at the forefront of the fight against
substandard housing, presenting successful models of private, public and civil society
sector partnerships in solving poverty issues such as health, education, clean water
and sanitation, and decent shelter.
TRACK 2: Impacting communities
This track will examine the key elements of sustainable housing solutions – affordable,
green construction technologies and methods; infrastructure for clean water, sanitation
systems, roads, electricity and waste management; urban development; working with
vulnerable groups; livelihood opportunities; and resilience to climate change and
disasters.
About the 5th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum
The Asia-Pacific Housing Forum is a biennial conference organized by Habitat for Humanity. In 2015,
the Housing Forum’s fifth iteration, the main event will be held 1-4 September in Hong Kong. It brings
together all actors engaged in seeking solutions to low-income housing issues that make business
and economic sense. For the first time, the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum will host simultaneous satellite
events, taking place in India and in the Philippines. All events will be coordinated through the Housing
Forum theme of ‘Building Impact’.
TRACK 3: Building markets
This track will explore the markets that low-income families use to meet their shelter
needs and share information on how to effectively expand these markets, creating
systemic and sustainable models for helping greater numbers of people improve their
housing. This track will present market mapping, housing microfinance and other
examples of tackling barriers in the value chain as emerging best practice in housing
market development.
TRACK 4: Impacting society
This track brings together advocates committed to creating a world where everyone
has a decent place to live. Presenting insights on current housing policy; identifying
the roles civil society actors, private sector and government play in influencing housing
policy; sharing ideas to draw public attention to shelter issues and raising awareness of
housing as a way out of poverty, will be key topics covered in this track.
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Satellite Events
India
3-4 September – New Delhi
Habitat for Humanity India believes that housing is a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of
poverty. Families living in safe and decent homes see improvements in health, education, economic
opportunities, security, and well-being.
Partnerships are key to tackling poverty housing – pooling expertise and resources from community,
private and public sectors, and non-governmental organizations, as governments alone cannot
eliminate poverty housing.
Objectives
•
•
•
•
•
‘Housing for All’ – a call to meet India’s housing challenge by 2022
Sanitation - an ‘open defecation free India’ by 2022
Align shelter and sanitation in India to Sustainable Development Goals 6 and 11
Crystallize India’s preparation ahead of Habitat III in October 2016
Create a think-tank on shelter and sanitation – spearheaded by Habitat for Humanity India
Philippines
3-4 September – Manila
The thrust of the event will strongly focus on advocating for housing subsidies and put Habitat for
Humanity’s mission into action of bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.
The event will engage 500 participants from, but not limited to: local government units, agencies,
private developers, financial institutions, technology providers, academe, and media.
Habitat for Humanity Philippines plans to raise awareness of housing accessibility issues under the
theme ‘Building Impact’, following four tracks: Building Leadership, Impacting Communities, Building
Markets, and Impacting Society.
Objectives
• Turn the spotlight on advocacy for housing subsidies
• Promote discussion on specific housing projects among local government units
• Enable real estate developers to connect with organizations that can partner with them to fulfill
their social housing requirements
• Bring together financial institutions and urban poor groups to develop projects
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General Information
Date and Venue
The fifth Asia-Pacific Housing Forum will be held from September 1-4, 2015, at the Harbour Grand Hotel Hong Kong,
conveniently located in North Point and within walking distance from Fortress Hill MTR Station. Plenaries and track
sessions will take place in the Grand Ballroom and Salon Rooms, located on the 1st and 5th floors respectively of the
Harbour Grand Hotel.
Registration
Speakers, moderators and delegates are requested to bring an identification document with photo, such as ID card
or passport, when coming to register. Participants can collect their conference packs at the ‘Registration Center’.
Speakers, moderators and delegates for the Housing Forum may start claiming their conference packs from 1
September 2015 at 08.00.
Registration Center
Conference packs can be collected on the following dates:
1 September 08.00-17.00
outside Salon Rooms, 5th floor
2 September 08.00-17.00
outside Salon Rooms, 5th floor
2 September 17.00-20.00
outside Grand Ballroom, 1st floor
3 September 08.00-17.00
outside Grand Ballroom, 1st floor
4 September 08.00-17.00 outside Grand Ballroom, 1st floor
Plenary and track sessions
The Wharton-Habitat for Humanity housing finance course will be held at Salon Rooms II & III, 5th floor, of the
Harbour Grand hotel on 1 and 2 September.
The gala dinner, opening, plenary and closing sessions of the 5th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum will be held in the
Grand Ballroom. Track sessions will be held in separate meeting rooms, distributed between the Grand Ballroom on
the 1st floor and the Salon Rooms on the 5th floor. Please refer to the pack for details on the location of the session
you want to attend.
Delegates will be able to choose between the different track workshops that will happen simultaneously in the
afternoon of September 3 and 4 (between 13.30-14.30 and 14.30-15.30). Please refer to the agenda for details on
the location of the session you want to attend.
Speaker Room
The Speaker Room is located at Salon Room VIII, 5th floor. Opening hours are as follows:
1 September 08.00-17.00
2 September 08.00-17.00
3 September 08.00-17.00
4 September 08.00-17.00
Speakers may use this room if they need access to electric sockets to charge/use laptops or internet facilities.
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Secretariat Room
The secretariat room is located at Salon Room I, 5th floor:
1 September 08.00-17.00
2 September 08.00-17.00
3 September 08.00-17.00
4 September 08.00-17.00
Speakers who have not yet submitted their presentations for track sessions should do so at the Secretariat Room on
1 and 2 September.
Media Room
Members of the media may register for complimentary access to the Housing Forum. The Media Room is located at
Salon Room II, 5th floor. The room is equipped with electric sockets to charge/use laptops and internet connectivity.
The room is meant for the exclusive use of journalists. Only those with media badges will be allowed to register for
complimentary access. The Media Room is open from 2-4 September, 08.00 to 17.00.
Track Session Presentations
Track speakers who have not provided the secretariat with soft copies of their presentation materials prior to the
conference should proceed to the Secretariat Room located at Salon Room I, 5th floor, of the Harbour Grand Hotel,
from 08.00-17.00, to upload their presentations.
Presentations
All presentations from track session speakers will be made available and posted on aphousingforum.org after the
event. Videos of all the plenaries will be uploaded to YouTube and links sent to delegates.
Dress Code
Business attire is required for all activities, including the social functions.
Meals
Coffee breaks will be served between sessions in the morning and afternoon. These will be served by the Grand
Ballroom or in Salon Rooms. Lunch will be served at the Harbour Grand Café, 3rd floor, of the hotel. Please wear your
lanyard and ID badge for identification at the restaurant.
For the gala dinner on 2 September, please inform staff when registering if you have any dietary restrictions.
Mobile Phones
Kindly turn off mobile phones or switch them to ‘silent’ mode during Forum sessions to avoid disrupting the
proceedings.
‘No Smoking’ Policy
Hong Kong prohibits smoking in indoor areas and a ‘no smoking’ policy is strictly enforced in all areas of the Harbour
Grand Hotel.
Emergency and Useful Contacts
For assistance in emergencies and other urgent requirements, please contact the following numbers:
Emergency services (police, fire, ambulance) 999
Police Hotline +852 2527 7177
Hong Kong International Airport
+852 2181 8888
Hong Kong Tourism Board Visitor Hotline
+852 2508 1234
Secretariat Contact Details (Post-Conference)
Should you require more information or assistance, please get in touch with the organizers at:
5th Asia Pacific Housing Forum
17th Floor, Sun House, 181 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2520 4023 / Fax: +852 2520 4020; Email: [email protected]; Website: aphousingforum.org
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Venue Map
Harbour Grand Hotel
1st floor – Grand Ballroom
Section 1
Section 2
Harbour Grand Hotel
5th floor – Salon Rooms
Main
Entrance
Corridor
Secretariat Room
Salon Room I
Entrance
Entrance
Speaker Room
Salon Room VIII
Salon II - III
Entrance
Entrance
Salon VI - VII
Media Room
Salon V
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Official Hotel Information
Harbour Grand Hong Kong
23 Oil Street, North Point, Hong Kong (MTR Fortress Hill Station, Exit A)
Tel: +852 2121 2688
Fax: +852 2180 4077
Email: [email protected]
Website: hongkong.harbourgrand.com
Habour Plaza North Point
665 King’s Road North Point Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2187 8888
Tel: +852 2187 8899
Email: [email protected]
Website: harbour-plaza.com/northpoint
Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong
387-397 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai
Tel: +852 3552 1111
Fax: +852 3552 1122
Email: [email protected]
Website: cosmopolitanhotel.com.hk
Cosmo Hotel Hong Kong
375-377 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai
Tel: +852 3552 8388
Fax: +852 35528399
Email: [email protected]
Website: cosmohotel.com.hk
Empire Hotel Causeway Bay
8 Wing Hing Street Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3692 2333
Fax: +852 3692 2300
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: empirehotelsandresorts.com
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Vicinity Map
About Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People’s Republic of China. Located in southern China, it’s
a place with a unique geography and history, as a result of being both Cantonese Chinese and having been under
British colonization until 1997. Today, Hong Kong has become a cosmopolitan city and it’s not only a major tourist
destination, but an important logistic hub in East Asia and a global financial center. Despite having a population of
over seven million people, over 40 percent of Hong Kong’s land area is under environmental protection, making it
possible to find pockets of wilderness.
Time Zone
UTC +8 hours
International Dialing Code
+852
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Information about Hong Kong
Climate
The climate of Hong Kong can be quite different from spring to winter. The average temperature in
Hong Kong is 73 degrees Fahrenheit or 23 degrees Celsius. The coolest period is from December to
February, followed by warmer and more humid weather from March to May. Between June and October
the weather is hot, humid and sunny, with occasional showers and thunderstorms. Average humidity is
78 percent.
People
Hong Kong has a population of nearly 7.2 million, and the majority of its residents are of Cantonese
ancestry. Hongkongers are known for being somewhat reserved, but very friendly and polite. Hong Kong
is frequently described as a place where ‘East meets West’, reflecting the culture’s mix of the territory’s
Chinese roots with influences from its time as a British colony and a large expatriate community.
Language
Chinese and English are the official languages in Hong Kong. The local spoken language is Cantonese
(different from the Mandarin spoken in most cities in Mainland China). English is both spoken and widely
understood when communicating with locals.
Tourist Destinations
Hong Kong won’t disappoint in terms of spectacular night views, theme parks and hiking trails. On Hong
Kong Island, Central is the financial heart of the city, and offers luxurious options for wining and dining.
From there you can also get to the Peak Tower for stunning views and watching the sun set over Hong
Kong. On Kowloon side, the areas of Mong Kok and Temple Street offer the most interesting experience
for bargain shopping and a wide variety of products for souvenir-hunters (note that shopping districts
can become very crowded on weekends and in the evenings). For culture lovers, museums located in
the Tsim Sha Tsui district show the history, development and characteristics of Hong Kong. There are
shopping malls all around the city.
Cuisine
Hong Kong cuisine is mainly influenced by Cantonese cuisine, non-Cantonese Chinese cuisine (from
southern and central China), Japan, and Southeast Asia. Due to Hong Kong’s past as a British colony
and long history of being an international city of commerce, the city also has a wide choice of western
cuisine. Visitors from all over the world praise the dim sum, a style of Cantonese cuisine prepared as
delicate and bite-sized or individual portions of food traditionally served in steamer baskets or on small
plates. For delicious and fresh seafood, the regions of Sai Kung and Cheung Chau are famous with locals
and visitors alike for an unforgettable meal.
Transportation
Hong Kong prides itself on having the world’s safest, most efficient and frequent public transport systems
in the world. There are plenty of ways to get around Hong Kong, whether it’s by taxi, ferry, rail, bus, tram
and even escalators. A convenient payment method for all modes of transportation can be found in the
form of the Octopus Card, easily purchased at any MTR station and can also be used in many restaurants
and convenience stores.
Airport Transfers
There are several transportation methods available to and from Hong Kong International Airport.
Metered taxis and the MTR airport express service are the most convenient ways of transportation. To
reach the area of the Harbour Grand Hong Kong Hotel, where the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum is being
held, you may choose a 50-minute taxi drive, or take the express train from the airport (Airport Express)
to Hong Kong Station. From there, look for the Airport Express Shuttle Bus Service - Route H2 (to Fortress
Hill & Wan Chai North), which is a complimentary shuttle bus that runs every 20 minutes from Hong
Kong Station to the main hotels in Hong Kong. The Harbour Grand Hotel should be the first stop.
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WhartonHabitat for
Humanity
housing finance
course
TUESDAY 1 SEPTEMBER
Registration
(outside Salon
Rooms, 5th floor)
(Salon Rooms II &
III, 5th floor)
Lunch (Harbour Grand Café, 3rd floor)
Registration
(outside Salon
Rooms, 5th floor)
WhartonHabitat for
Humanity
housing finance
course
(Salon Rooms II &
III, 5th floor)
Wharton-Habitat
for Humanity
housing finance
course
WEDNESDAY 2 SEPTEMBER
Registration
(outside Salon
Rooms, 5th floor)
(Salon Rooms II &
III, 5th floor)
Speaker briefing
and networking –
by invitation only
Lunch (Harbour Grand Café, 3rd floor)
Registration
(outside Salon
Rooms, 5th floor)
(Salon Rooms II &
III, 5th floor)
(Salon Rooms VI & VII, 5th floor)
Issue paper presentation and
roundtable – by invitation only
Ballroom, Sections 1 & 2, 1st floor)
Cocktails and Gala Dinner (Grand
THURSDAY 3 SEPTEMBER
FRIDAY 4 SEPTEMBER
(Grand Ballroom, 1st floor)
Plenary 3: Making markets work for
the poor
Registration
(outside Grand Ballroom, 1st floor)
Registration
(outside Grand Ballroom, 1st floor)
(Grand Ballroom, 1st floor)
Opening plenary: Housing: the key to
meeting today’s challenges for better
health, education and increased
employment opportunities
Plenary 4: How can organizations
tackling poverty housing engage local
volunteers?
(Grand Ballroom, 1st floor)
Plenary 1: Does investing in
housing for the poor make
economic sense?
(Grand Ballroom, 1st floor)
(Salon
Rooms I
& III, 5th
floor)
Lunch (Harbour Grand Café, 3rd floor)
(Salon
Rooms
VI &
VII, 5th
floor)
(Grand
Ballroom, Section 2,
1st floor)
(Grand Ballroom, 1st floor)
Closing plenary: Empowering
communities to move up
the housing ladder
(Salon Rooms II &
III, 5th floor)
Workshops
(Grand
Ballroom,
Section
2, 1st
floor)
Lunch (Harbour Grand Café, 3rd floor)
(Salon
Rooms
II & III,
5th
floor)
(Salon
Rooms II &
III, 5th floor)
(Grand
Ballroom,
Section
2, 1st
floor)
(Grand
Ballroom,
Section
1, 1st
floor)
Workshops
(Salon
Rooms
VI &
VII, 5th
floor)
Workshops
(Grand
Ballroom,
Section 2,
1st floor)
Workshops
c
(Grand
Ballroom,
Section 1,
1st floor)
(Grand
Ballroom,
Section
1, 1st
floor)
Plenary 2: Bringing social innovation
to housing for the creation
of sustainable, thriving
and resilient cities
(Grand Ballroom, 1st floor)
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Daily Program
Tuesday 1 September
Wharton-Habitat for Humanity housing finance course
Salon Rooms II & III, 5th floor
09.30 17.00
Drs. Marja Hoek-Smit, Director, International Housing Finance Program, Wharton School, University
of Pennsylvania, United States
Patrick Kelley, Senior Director, Market Development and Housing Finance, Habitat for Humanity,
United States
Sothany Chun, Chief Executive Officer, First Finance, Cambodia
Lourdes C. Bacani, Manager, Corplan and MIS Department, National Home Mortgage Finance
Corporation, Philippines
Wednesday 2 September
09.30 12.00
Wharton-Habitat for Humanity housing finance course
13.30 15.30
Forum speaker briefing and networking (by invitation only)
Salon Rooms II & III, 5th floor
Salon Rooms II & III, 5th floor
Roundtable (by invitation only)
Cities are the battlegrounds for sustainable development in Asia
16.00 18.00
Salon Rooms VI & VII, 5th floor
18.30 21.00
Cocktails and Gala Dinner
Grand Ballroom, Sections 1 & 2, 1st floor
Thursday 3 September
Opening Plenary
Housing: the key to meeting today’s challenges for better health, education and increased
employment opportunities
09.30 10.30
Grand Ballroom, Sections 1 & 2, 1st floor
Jonathan Reckford, Chief Executive Officer, Habitat for Humanity, United States
Renee Glover, former Chief Executive Officer, Atlanta Housing Authority; Chair, International Board
of Directors, Habitat for Humanity, United States
Moderator: Karen Davila, Anchor, ABS-CBN, Philippines
FORUM TRACKS
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BUILDING
LEADERSHIP
IMPACTING
COMMUNITIES
BUILDING
MARKETS
IMPACTING
SOCIETY
Plenary 1
Does investing in housing for the poor make economic sense?
Grand Ballroom, Sections 1 & 2, 1st floor
Fernando Zobel de Ayala, President and Chief Operating Officer, Ayala Corporation, Philippines
11.00 12.00
Drs. Marja Hoek-Smit, Director, International Housing Finance Program, Wharton School, University
of Pennsylvania, United States
Dr. Jonathan Woetzel, Director, McKinsey Global Institute, China
Bruno Dercon, Senior Human Settlements Officer, UN-Habitat, Japan
Moderator: Irantzu Serra-Lasa, Director, Housing and Human Settlements, Asia-Pacific,
Habitat for Humanity, Philippines
Workshops
Improved living goes
hand-in-hand with safe
water and sanitation
Grand Ballroom, Section 1, 1st
floor
Jude Wu, Managing Director,
Conservation International
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
13.30 14.30
Carlos Ani, Country Director,
Water.org, Philippines
Moderator: Mat Krisetya,
Manager, Institutional
Partnerships, Asia-Pacific,
Habitat for Humanity,
Philippines
Analyzing market
systems for low-income
housing products: India,
Indonesia, Philippines and
Bangladesh
Grand Ballroom, Section 2, 1st
floor
Jennifer Oomen, Associate
Director, Habitat for
Humanity’s Center for
Innovation in Shelter and
Finance, Asia-Pacific, Habitat
for Humanity, Singapore
Veeralakshmanan
Bagavathi, Head, Inclusive
Business, Sustainability,
Covestro, Thailand
Moderator: Greg
Skowronski, Director,
Market Development and
Housing Finance,
Asia-Pacific, Habitat for
Humanity, Philippines
FORUM TRACKS
BUILDING
LEADERSHIP
IMPACTING
COMMUNITIES
Bringing governments and
intergovernmental
organizations together to
support housing policy
change
Salon Rooms II & III, 5th floor
Dr. Sujata S. Govada,
Adjunct Associate Professor,
Chinese University of
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Matthias Helble, Research
Fellow, Asian Development
Bank Institute, Japan
Moderator: Jane Katz,
Director, International Affairs
and Programs, Government
Relations and Advocacy,
Habitat for Humanity, United
States
BUILDING
MARKETS
IMPACTING
SOCIETY
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Workshops
Social housing
opportunities
for the business
sector
Marketplace:
showcase of
sustainable building
technology
Grand Ballroom,
Section 1, 1st floor
Salon Rooms VI & VII,
5th floor
Philo Alto, Founder,
Asia Value Advisors,
Hong Kong
Ajit Pattnaik,
General Manager
– Corporate
Sustainability, Tata
Housing, India
14.30 15.30
Kirti
Timmanagoudar,
Head, Social
Housing, Brick Eagle,
India
Moderator: Brenda
Pérez Castro,
Manager, Urban
Development,
Asia-Pacific, Habitat
for Humanity,
Philippines
John Armstrong,
Country Director,
Habitat for Humanity
Bangladesh,
Bangladesh
Edric Marco C.
Florentino, Principal
Architect - Senior
Partner and Inventor,
E. FLORENTINO3 +
Associates, Philippines
Liu Kewei, Specialist,
Architecture and
Construction,
Department of
Communications
and Outreach,
International
Network for Bamboo
and Rattan, China
Sandip Poudel,
Manager, Habitat
Resource Center,
Habitat for Humanity
Nepal, Nepal
What financial
models have
successfully
increased the
stock of affordable
housing?
Grand Ballroom,
Section 2, 1st floor
Rachel Freeman,
Advisory Manager
Asia, Financial
Institutions Group,
International Finance
Corporation, Hong
Kong
Todd Mason,
Regional Manager,
Africa, Middle East
and Asia-Pacific,
Triple Jump, Thailand
Moderator: Patrick
Kelley, Senior
Director, Market
Development and
Housing Finance,
Habitat for Humanity,
United States
Trine Angeline Sig,
Managing Director,
Real Relief, Denmark
How can the right
housing policies
empower
communities to
withstand climate
change-related
disasters?
Salon Rooms II & III,
5th floor
Kate Landry,
Director, Programs
and Partnerships,
Build Change,
Philippines
Guillaume
Chantry, Project
Coordinator,
Development
Workshop France,
Vietnam
Bruno Dercon,
Senior Human
Settlements Officer,
UN-Habitat, Japan
Moderator: Piper
Hendricks, Director
of Advocacy,
Communications,
Government
Relations and
Advocacy, Habitat
for Humanity,
United States
Moderator: Mario
Flores, Director, Field
Operations, Disaster
Risk Reduction and
Response, Habitat for
Humanity, United
States
FORUM TRACKS
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BUILDING
LEADERSHIP
IMPACTING
COMMUNITIES
BUILDING
MARKETS
IMPACTING
SOCIETY
Plenary 2
Bringing social innovation to housing for the creation of sustainable, thriving and
resilient cities
Grand Ballroom, Sections 1 & 2, 1st floor
16.00 17.00
Daniel Lam, Managing Director, Urban Renewal Authority, Hong Kong
Juan Du, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, University of Hong
Kong , Hong Kong
Bernise Ang, Co-founder and Executive Director, Zeroth Labs, Singapore
Martin Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, Habitat for Humanity Australia, Australia
Moderator: Prasoon Kumar, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Billion Bricks, Singapore
Friday 4 September
Plenary 3
Making markets work for the poor
Grand Ballroom, Sections 1 & 2, 1st floor
Ricky Yu, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Light Be (Social Realty) Co. Ltd, Hong Kong
09.30 10.30
Patrick Kelley, Senior Director, Market Development and Housing Finance, Habitat for Humanity,
United States
Rajesh Krishnan, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Brick Eagle, India
Moderator: Drs. Marja Hoek-Smit, Director, International Housing Finance Program, Wharton
School, University of Pennsylvania, United States
Plenary 4
How can organizations tackling poverty housing engage local volunteers?
Grand Ballroom, Sections 1 & 2, 1st floor
11.00 12.00
Mark Devadason, Head of Sustainability, Standard Chartered, Hong Kong
J.P. Lee, Chairman, Agency for Volunteer Service, Hong Kong
Prem Baniya, News Coordinator, News24, Nepal
Moderator: Mark Andrews, Vice President, Volunteer Programs and Institutional Engagement,
Habitat for Humanity, United States
FORUM TRACKS
BUILDING
LEADERSHIP
IMPACTING
COMMUNITIES
BUILDING
MARKETS
IMPACTING
SOCIETY
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Workshops
Harnessing
technology for
housing
13.30 14.30
Building disaster
resilience into
affordable housing
Grand Ballroom,
Section 1, 1st floor
Grand Ballroom, Section
2, 1st floor
Liu Kewei,
Specialist,
Architecture and
Construction,
Department of
Communications
and Outreach,
International
Network for
Bamboo and
Rattan, China
Eleanor Lam, Senior
Manager (Quality and
Accountability), Hong
Kong Red Cross, Hong
Kong
Matthew Woodley,
Chief Operating
Officer, FRAMECAD,
New Zealand
Moderator: Joeri
Leysen, Program
Support Manager,
Regional Programs,
Asia-Pacific, Habitat
for Humanity,
Philippines
FORUM TRACKS
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Mario Flores, Director,
Field Operations,
Disaster Risk Reduction
and Response, Habitat
for Humanity, United
States
Moderator: Brenda
Rose, Shelter and
Infrastructure
Specialist, World
Vision International,
India
BUILDING
LEADERSHIP
IMPACTING
COMMUNITIES
Marketplace:
showcase of
leading housingrelated social
innovation projects
Want to
successfully
tackle poverty
housing? First,
focuson women
Regula Schegg,
Strategic Business
Developer, Hilti
Foundation,
Liechtenstein
Raveena Shrestha,
Chief, Consumer
Banking and
Corporate Affairs,
Mega Bank Nepal
Ltd., Nepal
Salon Rooms VI & VIII,
5th floor
Geoff Revell,
Regional
Program Manager,
WaterSHED,
Cambodia
Carlos Ani, Country
Director, Water.org,
Philippines
Moderator: Greg
Skowronski, Director,
Market Development
and Housing Finance,
Asia-Pacific, Habitat
for Humanity,
Philippines
BUILDING
MARKETS
Salon Rooms I & III,
5th floor
Olivia Wong,
General Manager,
Leadership
Development, John
Swire & Sons, Hong
Kong
Maggie
Kathewera Banda,
Executive Director,
Women’s Legal
Resources Center,
Malawi
Moderator:
Shenard
Mazengera,
Advocacy Manager,
Asia-Pacific, Habitat
for Humanity,
Philippines
IMPACTING
SOCIETY
Workshops
Active inclusion: working with vulnerable
groups to foster social protection through
affordable housing
Salon Rooms II & III, 5th floor
Prasoon Kumar, Founder and Chief Executive
Officer, Billion Bricks, Singapore
14.30 15.30
Kif Nguyen, Country Director, Habitat for
Humanity Cambodia, Cambodia
Jorhae ‘Jorda’ Darakamon, Shelter Manager,
The Border Consortium, Thailand
Jessica Soto, Country Director, We Effect
Philippines, Philippines
Moderator: Almudena Bartayres Arcas,
Associate Director, Programs (Strategy and
Business Planning), Asia-Pacific, Habitat for
Humanity, Philippines
Reaching low-income households with
affordable housing finance
Grand Ballroom, Section 2, 1st floor
Darlene Marie B. Berberabe, President
& Chief Executive Officer, Pag-IBIG Fund,
Philippines
Sothany Chun, Chief Executive Officer, First
Finance, Cambodia
Maria Anna de Rosas-Ignacio, President
and Chief Executive Officer, Kasagana-ka
Development Center, Philippines
Moderator: Naeem Razwani, Manager, Capital
Markets, Asia-Pacific, Habitat for Humanity,
Philippines
Closing plenary
Empowering communities to move up the housing ladder
Grand Ballroom, Sections 1 & 2, 1st floor
Richard Northcote, Chief Sustainability Officer, Covestro, Germany
16.00 17.00
Stanley Chan, Senior Vice President of Operations, Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation, Hong Kong
Renee Glover, former Chief Executive Officer, Atlanta Housing Authority; Chair, International Board
of Directors, Habitat for Humanity, United States
Rick Hathaway, Vice President, Asia-Pacific, Habitat for Humanity, Philippines
Shaun Koh, Co-founder, Zeroth Labs, Singapore
FORUM TRACKS
BUILDING
LEADERSHIP
IMPACTING
COMMUNITIES
BUILDING
MARKETS
IMPACTING
SOCIETY
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OPENING PLENARY
Speakers and Moderators
Speakers
Jonathan Reckford
Chief Executive Officer
Habitat for Humanity, United States
Jonathan T.M. Reckford leads Habitat for Humanity International, a global nonprofit housing ministry that, since 1976, has helped more than five million people
construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes in more than 70 countries. Much of his
previous career was spent in the corporate sector, having held executive and
managerial positions at Goldman Sachs, Marriott, the Walt Disney Co., and Best
Buy. Prior to his appointment as Habitat’s CEO in 2005, he was the executive pastor at Christ Presbyterian
Church in Minnesota, United States.
Renee Lewis Glover
Chair, International Board of Directors
Habitat for Humanity International, United States
Renee Glover is the Chair of the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity
International, having previously served on the board in various capacities for
seven years. She was the president and chief executive officer of the Atlanta
Housing Authority for almost 20 years, until September 2013. During her tenure,
the housing authority sponsored 16 master-planned, mixed-use, mixed-income
communities, in partnership with real estate developers and other investors, leveraging US$300 million
of federal funds into over US$3 billion of private investment and economic impact.
Moderator
Karen Davila
Anchor
ABS-CBN, Philippines
Karen Davila is an award-winning broadcast journalist with 20 years of television
and radio experience. She can be seen on three live daily programs in the
Philippines – interviewing newsmakers on ‘Headstart,’ a talk show that airs on
the ABS-CBN News Channel, anchoring a political radio talk show in Tagalog on
DZMM 630, and anchoring the late night news broadcast ‘BANDILA’ on ABS-CBN.
At present, she also hosts and writes for a weekly news magazine TV show, called ‘MY PUHUNAN’, an
inspiring business program that features ‘rags to riches’ stories of ordinary Filipinos becoming successful
entrepreneurs.
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PLENARY 1
Speakers
Fernando Zobel de Ayala
President and Chief Operating Officer
Ayala Corporation, Philippines
Fernando Zobel de Ayala is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Ayala Corporation, the
holding company of the Ayala Group with interests in financial services, telecommunications,
water, electronics, automotive, business process outsourcing and power generation. Zobel is
also a member of Habitat for Humanity International’s board of directors. He co-chairs the Ayala Foundation which
supports projects in education, art and culture, environment and sustainable development. He is also actively
involved in other socio-civic, academic and charitable organizations.
Drs. Marja Hoek-Smit
Director, International Housing Finance Program
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, United States
Drs. Marja Hoek-Smit’s research and consulting work focuses on housing markets and urban and
housing policy, and the deepening of housing finance systems, particularly in developing and
emerging market economies. She develops executive education programs in housing finance
and market development both at Wharton and in emerging market countries. She has consulted with clients
including the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, USAID, the United Nations and directly for governments,
non-governmental organizations and private financial institutions.
Dr. Jonathan Woetzel
Director
McKinsey Global Institute, China
In his 28-year career with McKinsey Global Institute, Dr. Jonathan Woetzel has spent most of his
time in China. As a director, he provides advice to clients from myriad industries, helps transform
local companies into global leaders, and develops policy recommendations for government.
Based in Shanghai, he leads McKinsey’s Cities Special Initiative globally, convening their work with urban authorities
in over 40 geographies worldwide. Dr. Woetzel also co-chairs McKinsey’s Urban China Initiative, a not-for-profit
think-tank on urban issues, with Columbia University and Tsinghua University.
Bruno Dercon
Senior Human Settlements Officer
UN-Habitat Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Japan
Bruno Dercon joined UN-Habitat in 2005 as housing policy adviser for post-tsunami
reconstruction in Aceh. As Senior Human Settlements Officer, he oversees programs in China,
Mongolia, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal. He is the UNHabitat contact person in Asia-Pacific for the 2016 United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban
Development, also known as Habitat III, as well as the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference for Housing and Urban
Development. Dercon has experience ranging from research to urban planning and urban development in the
academic and corporate sectors.
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Moderator
Irantzu Serra-Lasa
Director, Housing and Human Settlements, Asia-Pacific
Habitat for Humanity, Philippines
Irantzu Serra-Lasa has 14 years of experience in architecture, construction project management,
and emergency and recovery shelter design and monitoring. She is an architect and urban planner
by training, specializing in low-cost construction techniques and international development of
human settlements in developing countries. Prior to joining Habitat for Humanity, she worked for the Red Cross.
She has worked in disaster response, recovery and disaster risk reduction and construction programing in Senegal,
Namibia, Peru, Belize, Colombia, Haiti and the Philippines.
PLENARY 2
Speakers
Daniel Lam
Managing Director
Urban Renewal Authority, Hong Kong
Daniel Lam was a non-executive director of the board of Hong Kong’s Urban Renewal Authority
(URA) for more than six years before he became the managing director in June 2015. A chartered
building surveyor by profession, Lam leads URA in redeveloping and rehabilitating older urban
areas in Hong Kong. The statutory body is committed to improving the living conditions of people in dilapidated
urban areas. Its core activities also include preserving buildings with heritage value and revitalizing areas within
URA’s project sites.
Juan Du
Associate Dean (International and Mainland China Affairs)
Associate Professor, Department of Architecture
Faculty of Architecture, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Juan Du has published her research and writing on emergent urbanisms of Chinese cities in
publications such as the ‘Journal of Architectural Education’ and ‘Domus’ and ‘Urban China’
magazines. She is also the founding director of Hong Kong-based IDU_architecture, a research and design office
with projects ranging from the extent of built forms to the social and ecological processes of the city. Du’s work has
been featured in the 11th and 12th Venice Architecture Biennale, the Brazil International Exhibition of Architecture
and Urbanism, and the Shenzhen Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale, among others.
Bernise Ang
Co-founder and Executive Director
Zeroth Labs, Singapore
Bernise Ang is co-founder and Executive Director of Zeroth Labs, a strategic creative studio which
works with like-minded partners and communities to discover and develop innovation solutions
for social impact and societal outcomes. Ang is trained in psychology and has a professional
consulting background in change management. Her clients included Singapore’s Ministry of Communications
and Information, TED speaker Sasa Vucinic and Singapore Airlines. She was also a recipient of the YouthActionNet
Award & Fellowship in 2007. The initiative by the U.S.-headquartered International Youth Foundation recognizes 20
exceptional young social entrepreneurs around the world every year.
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Martin Thomas
Chief Executive Officer
Habitat for Humanity Australia, Australia
Martin Thomas comes from a journalistic background and worked with Mission Australia,
World Vision and UNICEF in Australia in his non-profit career spanning over a decade. He also
served overseas in housing-centered aid and development programs, and social welfare and
employment services. At World Vision, Thomas led the advocacy team that spearheaded the agency’s involvement
in the ‘Make Poverty History’ campaign. Since June 2014, he has been leading Habitat for Humanity Australia’s effort
to deliver decent housing solutions across the Asia-Pacific region.
Moderator
Prasoon Kumar
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Billion Bricks, Singapore
Prasoon Kumar has a passion for problem-solving and creating socially-equitable and
environmentally-conscious structures that play a role in poverty alleviation. He founded Billion
Bricks, a non-profit organization that envisions a world where no one is homeless, and everyone
has access to opportunities for improvement. It works in high growth urban areas through design, architecture and
technology and has projects in India, Cambodia, Malaysia and Nepal. Kumar is an urban planner and architect by
profession with over 10 years of experience in India, USA, Hong Kong and Singapore.
PLENARY 3
Speakers
Ricky Yu
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Light Be, Hong Kong
Ricky Yu had spent 20 years in the Hong Kong corporate sector before the housing conundrum spurred him to start
a social enterprise, Light Be, in 2012. A year later, he launched the ‘Light Home’ scheme which allows landlords to
rent affordable housing units to vulnerable groups such female-headed households. ‘Light Home’ was awarded the
Hong Kong government’s Social Enterprise Award for Innovation in 2013. Yu was appointed as a member of the
government’s Social Enterprise Advisory Committee in 2014.
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Patrick Kelley
Senior Director, Market Development and Housing Finance
Habitat for Humanity, United States
Patrick Kelley serves as Senior Director of Market Development and Housing Finance for Habitat
for Humanity International’s work globally. The market development teams work to improve value
chains and introduce market-based solutions that better serve the housing needs of low-income
people. Important to Habitat’s approach is a two-pronged strategy of mobilizing capital and building capacity
in local market actors. Prior to Habitat for Humanity, Kelley worked in Africa supporting economic development
and financial sector programs, including his role as Executive Director of the largest microfinance bank in Rwanda,
URWEGO, and the start-up of two microfinance institutions in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Kelley
also teaches a course on Inclusive Markets at Emory University in Atlanta, United States.
Rajesh Krishnan
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Brick Eagle, India
Rajesh Krishnan is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Brick Eagle Group, a financial
services platform focused on affordable housing. Rajesh founded Brick Eagle four years ago with
a vision to deliver one million affordable homes by 2030. Under his leadership, Brick Eagle has
transformed from a land banking company to a group that manages more than 505 hectares of land, which when
fully developed will house over 80,000 families. Rajesh started his career with Schlumberger Oilfield Services as
a Drilling Services Manager. He then pursued an investment banking career with Lehman Brothers, Nomura and
concluded his banking career with Standard Chartered Bank as Regional Head (South Asia), Structured Solutions
Group.
Moderator
Drs. Marja Hoek-Smit
Director, International Housing Finance Program
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, United States
Drs. Marja Hoek-Smit’s research and consulting work focuses on housing markets and urban and
housing policy, and the deepening of housing finance systems, particularly in developing and
emerging market economies. She develops executive education programs in housing finance
and market development both at Wharton and in emerging market countries. She has consulted with clients
including the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, USAID, the United Nations and directly for governments,
non-governmental organizations and private financial institutions.
PLENARY 4
Speakers
Mark Devadason
Group Head of Sustainability
Standard Chartered Bank, Hong Kong
Throughout his 30-year career with Standard Chartered Bank, Mark Devadason has management
experience in wholesale and consumer banking as well as human resources. He was also the
CEO of the group in Thailand from 2008 to 2010 and in Japan from 2003 to 2007. Under his
leadership, Standard Chartered Thailand was among the recipients of the 2010 Gallup Great
Workplace Award. Currently based in Hong Kong, Devadason takes charge of the group’s overall sustainability
agenda.
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J.P. Lee
Chairman
Agency for Volunteer Service, Hong Kong
J.P. Lee has served in the public service in Hong Kong for more than 40 years, working with
associations such as the charitable organization Po Leung Kuk, Hong Kong Council of Social
Service and Legal Aid Services Council. As chairman of the Agency for Volunteer Service,
founded in 1970, he provides direction for the non-profit organization’s mission of building civil society and a caring
community through the promotion and development of sustainable volunteerism.
Prem Baniya
News Coordinator
News24 television, Nepal
Television journalist Prem Baniya is the face behind popular shows such as ‘Power News’ and
‘Jaya Swabhiman’. His coverage of politics, education and health won him the title of Television
Personality of the Year in 2014 and Youth Journalist Award in 2012. As a youth ambassador
for Habitat for Humanity Nepal, he contributed his labor to build homes in Dang district and took part in a media
conference to raise awareness of poverty housing in March 2015.
Moderator
Mark Andrews
Vice President, Volunteer Programs and Institutional Engagement
Habitat for Humanity, United States
Mark Andrews is Habitat for Humanity’s vice president of volunteer programs and institutional
engagement. His vast Habitat experience has run the gamut from running local US affiliate and
managing country programs in Asia and the Pacific, to leading its largest corporate relationship,
‘Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity’. In this joint venture Andrews managed staff from both organizations in
the design and implementation of a multifaceted US$200 million international program. In the aftermath of the
devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010, Andrews led Habitat for Humanity’s Haiti recovery work for two years with
130 staff and a budget of US$200 million.
CLOSING PLENARY
Speakers
Richard Northcote
Chief Sustainability Officer
Covestro, Germany
Richard Northcote has nearly 20 years of experience in the chemicals industry. He joined
Bayer MaterialScience in 2009 as an executive committee member with responsibility for
communications, public affairs and sustainability. He is also vice president of the communications
steering group at Plastics Europe and a steering committee member of the Oxford University Business Economics
Programme. A former journalist, Northcote has worked in the U.K., the Middle East and Asia, on trade titles such as
‘Construction Weekly’ and ‘The Engineer’.
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Stanley Chan
Senior Vice President of Operations
Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation, Hong Kong
Stanley Chan, Senior Vice President of Operations of the Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation
Limited (HKMC), is responsible for the marketing, business development, and operations of HKMC.
Before joining HKMC in August 2010, he was the Head of Financial Infrastructure Development
Division of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), in-charge of the promotion and development of payment
and securities settlement systems in Hong Kong. He joined HKMA in 1995 and has served in various areas, including
reserves management, securities settlement system operation and development, bank licensing, and clearing and
settlement systems oversight. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and graduated from the University of Adelaide in
Australia, with a Master of Business Administration.
Renee Lewis Glover
Chair, International Board of Directors
Habitat for Humanity International, United States
Renee Glover is the Chair of the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity International, having
previously served on the board in various capacities for seven years. She was the president and
chief executive officer of the Atlanta Housing Authority for almost 20 years, until September 2013.
During her tenure, the housing authority sponsored 16 master-planned, mixed-use, mixed-income communities, in
partnership with real estate developers and other investors, leveraging US$300 million of federal funds into over
US$3 billion of private investment and economic impact.
Rick Hathaway
Vice-President, Asia Pacific
Habitat for Humanity International, Philippines
Since assuming his current role in 2007, Rick Hathaway has been overseeing the success of
Habitat for Humanity’s programs to provide decent, affordable housing to families in need in the
Asia-Pacific region. He began as a volunteer with Habitat in the U.S. in 1985 and came to Asia in
1993, where he developed new Habitat operations in South Korea and New Zealand. Hathaway
was also the project director for Habitat’s signature Carter Work Project in the Philippines in 1999 and in South Korea
in 2001.
Moderator
Shaun Koh
Co-founder
Zeroth Labs, Singapore
Shaun is the co-founder of Zeroth Labs, an experimental public sector innovation lab that
operates at the intersect of anthropology, data, and design to tackle complex societal challenges.
He works with stakeholders to understand the root cause of complex problems, grasp the wider
context that surrounds them, and develop solutions that speak to the real needs of real people beneficiaries, consumers, neighbours, citizens.
Shaun has worked on complex projects across Asia, including: developing a human-centered South-South Learning
Toolkit for the UNDP, co-designing public services with civil servants and slum dwellers in Bangladesh, kickstarting
civic innovation within an inner city neighborhood in Singapore, among others.
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Track Speakers
Philo Alto
Founder
Asia Value Advisors, Hong Kong
Prasoon Kumar
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Billion Bricks, Singapore
Carlos Ani
Country Director
Water.org, Philippines
Eleanor Lam
Senior Manager (Quality & Accountability)
Hong Kong Red Cross, Hong Kong
John Armstrong
National Director
Habitat for Humanity Bangladesh, Bangladesh
Kate Landry
Director of Programs and Partnerships
Build Change, Philippines
Veeralakshmanan Bagavathi
Head, Inclusive Business, Sustainability
Covestro, Thailand
Liu Kewei
Specialist, Architecture and Construction
International Network for Bamboo and Rattan, China
Maggie Kathewera Banda
Founder and Executive Director
Women’s Legal Resources Center, Malawi
Todd Mason
Regional Manager, Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific
Triple Jump, Thailand
Guillaume Chantry
Project Coordinator
Development Workshop France, Vietnam
Kif Nguyen
Country Director
Habitat for Humanity Cambodia, Cambodia
Sothany Chun
Chief Executive Officer
First Finance, Cambodia
Jennifer Oomen
Associate Director, Habitat for Humanity’s Center for
Innovation in Shelter and Finance, Asia-Pacific
Habitat for Humanity, Singapore
Jorhae ‘Jorda’ Darakamon
Shelter Manager
The Border Consortium, Thailand
Ajit Pattnaik
General Manager – Corporate Sustainability
Tata Housing, India
Bruno Dercon
Senior Human Settlements Officer
UN-Habitat Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific,
Japan
Sandip Poudel
Habitat Resource Center Manager
Habitat for Humanity Nepal, Nepal
Edric Marco C. Florentino
Principal Architect - Senior Partner and Investor
E. FLORENTINO3 + Associates, Philippines
Maria Anna de Rosas-Ignacio
President and Chief Executive Officer
Kasagana-ka Development Center, Philippines
Rachel Freeman
Advisory Manager Asia, Financial Institutions Group
International Finance Corporation, Hong Kong
Geoff Revell
Regional Program Manager
WaterSHED, Cambodia
Dr. Sujata S. Govada
Adjunct Associate Professor
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Matthias Helble
Research Fellow
Asian Development Bank Institute, Japan
Regula Schegg
Strategic Business Developer
Hilti Foundation, Liechtenstein
Raveena Shrestha
Chief, Consumer Banking and Corporate Affairs
Mega Bank, Nepal
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Trine Angeline Sig
Managing Director
Real Relief, Denmark
Jessica Soto
Country Director
We Effect Philippines, Philippines
Kirti Timmanagoudar
Head, Social Housing
Brick Eagle, India
Jude Wu
Managing Director
Conservation International Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Olivia Wong
General Manager, Leadership Development
John Swire & Sons, Hong Kong
Matthew Woodley
Chief Operating Officer
FRAMECAD, New Zealand
Patrick Kelley
Senior Director, Market Development and
Housing Finance
Habitat for Humanity, United States
Mat Krisetya
Manager, Institutional Partnerships,
Asia-Pacific
Habitat for Humanity, Philippines
Joeri Leysen
Program Support Manager, Regional Programs,
Asia-Pacific
Habitat for Humanity, Philippines
Shenard Mazengera
Advocacy Manager, Asia-Pacific
Habitat for Humanity, Philippines
Naeem Razwani
Manager, Capital Markets, Asia-Pacific
Habitat for Humanity, Philippines
Moderators
Brenda Rose
Shelter and Infrastructure Specialist
World Vision International, India
Almudena Bartayres Arcas
Associate Director, Programs (Strategy & Business
Planning), Asia-Pacific
Habitat for Humanity, Philippines
Greg Skowronski
Director, Market Development and Housing Finance,
Asia-Pacific
Habitat for Humanity, Philippines
Brenda Pérez Castro
Manager, Urban Development, Asia Pacific
Habitat for Humanity, Philippines
Ernesto Castro-Garcia
Director, Regional Programs, Asia-Pacific
Habitat for Humanity, Philippines
Mario Flores
Director, Field Operations, Disaster Risk Reduction and
Response
Habitat for Humanity, United States
Piper Hendricks
Director of Advocacy, Communications, Government
Relations and Advocacy
Habitat for Humanity, United States
Jane Katz
Director, International Affairs and Programs,
Government Relations and Advocacy
Habitat for Humanity, United States
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VIETNAM BIG BUILD 2016
Vietnam’s natural beauty and rich history have long attracted tourists in search of rest and relaxation. For Habitat for
Humanity’s international volunteers, the Southeast Asian country is among the top five Global Village destinations
in the Asia-Pacific region. Come October 2016, Habitat for Humanity volunteers can look forward to building homes
and hope during the weeklong Vietnam Big Build. The special event will be held in Phu Tho province, about 80
kilometers from Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, in the north.
Phu Tho is closely associated with the Hung kings (or “brave kings”) who established the Van Lang state, a
predecessor to present-day Vietnam. The historic Hung Temple is located in Phu Tho and draws thousands of
people who mark the Hung King Temple Festival each year.
Despite their heritage, the people of Phu Tho are among the poorest in the country with nearly 10 percent of the
population living below the national poverty line. Tea is the mainstay of the province’s agriculture economy with
other major crops being rice, cassava and palm oil. People typically build their houses with wood and thatch with
corrugated tin sheets for roofing.
Low-income families not only face the negative effects of living in inadequate housing but they also have to make
annual repairs after the rainy season. Phu Tho is located on the Red River’s floodplain which acts as a “safety
valve” to prevent severe flooding in Hanoi.
From 3 October to 7 October 2016, international volunteers will help to transform lives by working hand-in-hand
with 25 to 30 families to build decent homes. The houses will be made of durable materials such as sun-dried
brick, concrete and tile and come with attached toilets. For more information, please contact Habitat for Humanity
Vietnam at [email protected]
Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Anchored by the conviction that safe and affordable housing provides a path out of poverty, since
1976 Habitat has helped more than 5 million people through home construction, rehabilitation
and repairs and by increasing access to improved shelter through products and services.
Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and offers a variety of
housing support services that enable families with limited means to make needed improvements
on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization,
Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and
nationalities to partner in its mission.
Habitat has supported an estimated 2 million individuals in the Asia-Pacific region, where it has
been active since 1983.
To get more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit habitat.org/asiapacific or follow
us at facebook.com/habitat.
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